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Communities Voice Opposition to Campaign Finance Bill

Posted on December 23, 2015 by Dene Westbrook

Throughout the week, communities across Michigan have been voicing their opposition to the last second inclusion of language to Senate Bill 571 that would ban communication with voters on local ballot questions within 60 days of an election.  This change happened in the waning moments of the legislative session for the year, late last Wednesday night, without hearing or notice to local government groups.

Council resolutions, letters of opposition, and direct phone calls have been pouring in to Governor Snyder’s office since this change was discovered.  You can read the League’s letter to the Governor here – VetoLetter SB571.  Organizations across the state are submitting similar letters asking the Governor to veto this bill.

Please continue to contact the Governor’s office and your State Representatives and Senators to let them know you are opposed to this unnecessary and heavy-handed proposal.

Chris Hackbarth is the League’s director of state affairs. He can be reached at 517-908-0304and chackbarth@mml.org.

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